What do The New York Times and Marilyn Manson have in Common?

Posted: Feb 11, 2006 12:05 PM

Let me see if I get this right: in smarmy, liberal America-ville, it’s cool to celebrate a painting of the virgin Mary covered in dung, a picture of Jesus marinating in urine, a play in which Jesus is depicted as gay and TV shows and movies that mock Christ and Christianity; but it is uncool to run a Danish cartoon slamming Islam’s irrational rage, because that would be a “gratuitous assault” on the Muslim religion?  Well, cock-a-doodle-do. 

Case in point:  the quickly-approaching-cheap-toilet-paper status New York Times has decided to refrain from running anything that might be offensive to Muslims, while it bends over backwards to backhand Christians.  How conveeeeeenient.  Dennis Rodman sitting with 2nd graders in a Japanese girls’ school with his hair on fire is less obvious than the anti-Christian bent within this completely secularized, so-called “progressive” rag—I mean newspaper. 

Now, having said that, I want to also say that I believe it is the right and privilege of the The Times, in this great American experiment, to say and do whatever the heck they want to—even if it is at the expense of Christians.  As a matter of fact, I kind of like it when they mock that which 80+ percent of America believes.  I derive the same kind of joy from their deriding God and biblical ethics that I did from Howard Dean’s uttering his now infamous primal “Argh!” during the 2004 primary.  By having the secularized Sally’s going after God and that which is good, they effectively distance themselves from the GP and commit PR suicide.  So, I kind of celebrate the anti-Christian, anti-morality vibe these mooks sell; and I’m really getting comfortable with their ridiculing Christ, because they’re losing more and more readers who cannot stand their manifest anti-Christian yarbling. 

I see The New York Times as the Marilyn Manson of the print world minus the goth make-up—and the Bose voice processor, of course.  You remember Manson, don’t ‘cha?  Remember how scary he was with his black hair, white contacts, leather unitard, fake breasts, metal teeth, tearing up Bibles on stage and hanging out with LeVay?  He was hell on two skinny white legs scaring grannies to death.  Where is he now?  I’ll tell you where he is:  He’s on the has been list of pop stars right next to Vanilla Ice and The Spice Girls.  He overplayed his satanic hand.  People got sick of his anti-God and morality bullshtick, his CD’s sales plummeted, and now he’s at home doing scary watercolors.  Manson mocked God, and God mocked him—with irrelevancy. 

Therefore, I say let The Times and their emulating ilk ridicule Judeo-Christian ethics.  Let them celebrate the denigration of Christian symbolism.  The more they do it, the more they marginalize themselves. 

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